"Scenes From Successive Futures"

Title"Scenes From Successive Futures"
Year for Search1992
AuthorsMarshall, Tom(1938-93)
Secondary AuthorsChoyce, Lesley [Willis](b. 1951)
Secondary TitleArk of Ice: Canadian Futurefiction
Pagination95-123
Date Published1992
PublisherPottersfield Press
Place PublishedLawrencetown Beach, NS, Canada
KeywordsCanadian author, Male author
Annotation

Flawed utopia. A city, probably an enlarged Toronto and enlarged Montreal combined, is under a great dome with a germ and virus-free environment and people no longer leaving the city. Little crime or violence. Behind the facade there had been nuclear war and the dome is actually a spaceship; the news of the world outside is manufactured; even though people vote, there is no national government; the Prime Minister is an actor; and Canada is a fiction.

Holding Institutions

Can, Merril, MoU-St

Author Note

The author (1938-93) was a Professor of English at Queen's University (Canada) at the time of publication.

Full Text

1992 Marshall, Tom (1938-93). “Scenes From Successive Futures.” In Ark of Ice: Canadian Futurefiction. Ed. Lesley Choyce (Lawrencetown Beach, NS, Canada: Pottersfield Press, 1992), 95-123. Can, Merril, MoU-St

Flawed utopia. A city, probably an enlarged Toronto and enlarged Montreal combined, is under a great dome with a germ and virus-free environment and people no longer leaving the city. Little crime or violence. Behind the facade there had been nuclear war and the dome is actually a spaceship; the news of the world outside is manufactured; even though people vote, there is no national government; the Prime Minister is an actor; and Canada is a fiction. The author was a Professor of English at Queen’s University (Canada) at the time of publication.